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Welcome to Purvis ...

The city of Purvis is located in Lamar County<1> and is the County Seat for Lamar County.

The location of Purvis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Purvis has a population of 2,392 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Purvis.

Purvis is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Purvis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Purvis: (601) & (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Purvis had an population of 2,392 people. This is an increase of 9.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Purvis had a population of 2,175 people. This makes Purvis the county's most populous community.

The population of Purvis represents 0.07% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,175 people, the population of Purvis has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,164 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Purvis.

Communities Also Named Purvis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Purvis: This one is located in Lamar County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 8 communities that are also named Purvis - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Purvis.

Communities near Purvis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Purvis.

  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Purvis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<7>
  • Petal [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
    • Petal [Forrest County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Purvis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<7>
  • Lumberton [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
    • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Purvis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<7>
  • Wells Town [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Town
    • Wells Town [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Purvis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Town
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Purvis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Purvis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Carnes [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
      • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Purvis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
    • Pinebur [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
      • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Purvis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Purvis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Purvis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Purvis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Purvis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Purvis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Purvis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Purvis. See our Newspapers Page for Purvis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Purvis ...

Looking for more information about Purvis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Purvis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Purvis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lamar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Purvis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lamar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Purvis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Purvis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purvis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Purvis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Purvis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purvis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1424, Longitude: -89.4044       In this case, the coordinates for Purvis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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